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    Default Another eBay mystery

    What am I missing?

    $300 for a box of 280 pieces of heat-shrink tubing? 107 sold?

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    Might be a stock thing. Basically list your stuff for a reasonable price, when stock runs out and you need to re-order rather than taking down the listing just up the price to something ridiculous so no one buys it, then lower it once the new stock arrives. Alternatively the seller may just be on vacation or something, so they raise the price to avoid getting a sale while they are away (and therefore cannot ship quickly).

    Or it's money laundering. Who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lutiana View Post
    Might be a stock thing. Basically list your stuff for a reasonable price, when stock runs out and you need to re-order rather than taking down the listing just up the price to something ridiculous so no one buys it, then lower it once the new stock arrives. Alternatively the seller may just be on vacation or something, so they raise the price to avoid getting a sale while they are away (and therefore cannot ship quickly).
    It's this exactly, very common practice among Chinese sellers

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    While we're at it on eBay:

    0-level wire-wrap sockets?

    One can only imagine what their solder-tail sockets look like.

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    He's got nearly 800 items for sale and more than 42,000 sales so he's doing something right.
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